Meeting Practices & Lobbying

Council’s meetings are governed by

the Local Government Act 1993, and

the Local Government Regulations 2005 part 10.


Councils are also required to have a D5-13 Code of Meeting Practice (536KB).

Refer also to the (several) Council Codes of Conduct

It is based on the Office of Local Government Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW, December 2018.


From time to time, the Office of Local Government (OLG) will issue advice and Circulars or comments from the Minister for Local Government in relation to meeting practices. For example, the OLG Meetings Practice Note 16 (327KB), 2009.


Lobbying, Lobbyists, and the Lobbyist Register

Please view this guide for councillors, constituents, and other interested parties: Lobbying Local Government Councillors (2006, ICAC) (224KB)


Who should register?

Professional lobbyists who want to lobby Council on behalf of their clients must register with Council. The register is designed to ensure that all contact between lobbyists and Council is transparent. Lobbyists include any person, association or business that is engaged to represent the interest of a third party. It does not include:

  • Precincts and their elected representatives.
  • Charitable, religious and non-profit organisations.
  • Industry or professional associations.
  • Trade unions.
  • Professionals such as accountants, architects, lawyers and town planners who contact Council as part of their work for their client. 


More information

Registration: Lobbyist registration form (55KB)

Tel: Director of Corporate Services, 9936 8100

Refer to the D5-33 Lobbying Policy (133KB)

Refer to the (several) Council Codes of Conduct


Lobbyist  Register




Matter on which Council will be lobbied


Individual or organisation who has employed lobbyist


Date of registration

Lisa Middlebrook

DA 47/2013

Waverton North Sydney Club 30/04/2013

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